West Africa

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West Africa

A region of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea. In the 1950s and 1960s most of the countries in this area achieved independence from colonial powers.

West African adj. & n.
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Noun1.West Africa - an area of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea
British West Africa - the former British territories of western Africa, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Gambia, Togo, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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has been awarded contracts to look for oil in two regions in the Atlantic off the bulge of Africa.
For example, South African Airways which has flown for some time to Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, recently opened a service to Nairobi in Kenya, and is now permitted to overfly West African nations on services to Europe instead of flying around the bulge of Africa. SAA has also received permission to overfly Sudan, the last link on the eastern route formerly denied to it.
Although the black southern buffalo is the largest in body and horn, there are actually several races, gradually growing smaller and more reddish as you move from east to west across the bulge of Africa. Dividing lines are unclear, but Safari Club International divides the African buffalo into five regional categories based on body and horn size.